Kaitlyn Clare Mason considers what happens when people tell our children everything is subjective.
Recently, I found myself in a doctor's office for my daughter's annual eye exam. The nurse fired up the computer screen at the far end of the room and flipped on the eye chart letters.
"Now, you tell me what letters you see on the screen," she told my daughter. "And just remember, there's no right or wrong answer here. Everyone sees things differently."
My daughter started reading the letters. From my chair, I noticed she got some of them wrong and most of them right. The nurse apparently thought she got them all right. Then, we went on with our day.
But, I couldn't get these words out of my head. No right or wrong answer?
I have a masters degree in teaching ... No one ever taught me to tell children that there is no right or wrong answer. And my goodness, these are letters we're talking about here.
If I'm looking at a Z, and I think it's a B, that's incorrect ... right??
Apparently, now this is subjective.
If we no longer should see a difference between a Z and a B, if we need to be programmed to see no differences at all, are we not denying an integral part of our reality?
And guys, if we start denying reality ... well, that's exactly how society can end up in the crazy state we're in today.
There are 26 letters in the alphabet. They all look different. But they all have value. And it's important that we recognize them as distinct letters. Otherwise, we lose the ability to read, and letters have no meaning.
When we take away right and wrong, when we see all things as being the same, we lose sense and reason, and things lose their distinct meaning. And then I can say I walk in light, when I really walk in darkness. And that's a scary place to be.
Let's not be afraid to see differences. Let's not be afraid to see right and wrong answers. And let's not be afraid to tell the world the truth.
Copyright 2020 Kaitlyn Clare Mason
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About the Author
Kaitlyn Clare Mason is founder of Mary Garden Showers, a national ministry sharing Christ's mercy with women and families in crisis pregnancies. Author, songwriter, and homesteader, she is blessed to be a wife and the mother of four children. She writes to help you trust & serve the world through your home at KaitlynClareMason.com.